Yangon – Golden Rock by Day Return Trip


Yangon’s one of the best day escape trip is to Golden Rock; the most popular Buddhist’s pilgrim site in Myanmar. Foods, people of Myanmar, stunning countryside along the drive, being in touch with locals, adventure truck ride to 3600 feet Golden Rock Mountain, pleasant weather, stunning mountain view and you will finally see the world’s famous Golden Rock. After Golden Rock visit is indeed exciting what to do next; Bago city visit or swimming at the waterfall or Yangon’s nearest Wingabaw Elephant camp visit?

Price per person in USD:

1 Pax: 215
2 Pax: 130
3-4 Pax: 105
5-7 Pax: 80

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Day 1
Yangon - Golden Rock by Day Return Trip

Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) is one of the most sacred Buddhist’s sites in Myanmar. It can be easily organized a day return trip or overnight trip from Yangon. Car will pick up at 6am from your hotel and drive out of Yangon while the traffic in Yangon is very less on the streets. Traditional Burmese breakfast is served at local restaurant. It’s about 4 hours driving distance from Yangon to get to Golden Rock’s Kimpun Basecamp from there we’ll take another 45 minutes open truck ride together with local pilgrims to the mountain top.

Golden Rock (Kyaiktiyo) is the most popular Buddhists’ pilgrim site in Myanmar. It may be one of the strangest sites for foreign visitors as the rock is balancing on the edge of a mountain and looks as if it could tumble down into the ravine below at any moment. On top of the gold gilded rock, a small golden stupa (15th feet) is built. Buddhist believe due to Buddha’s hair brought by a hermit enshrined into that hermit’s head shape rock prevented the rock from falling. Surrounding the Golden Rock are many local souvenirs shops, pagoda accessories selling shops and some selling Burmese traditional medicinal products made off indigenous animals’ horns and skins from the nearby jungle. We’ll spend there about an hour or so to find inner peace, enjoy the stunning mountain views, look around the pagoda, Buddhist’s ways of life at the pagoda and you may learn basic meditation practices from the guide.

After Golden Rock visit, take down hill truck to the basecamp and go for lunch at one local restaurants. You can then discuss with the guide if we’d like to go for swimming at Saung Naing Gyi Waterfall or we visit Bago city to explore more temples and pagodas. It can be also possible if you want to skip the first two options and visit Wingabaw Elephant Camp. At the end of the day, car will drop you off in Yangon.

Yangon - Golden Rock by Day Return Trip

  • All transfers and transport as per the program with a private A/C car
  • Service English speaking guide
  • Burmese breakfast and tea at local restaurant
  • Truck car tickets up and down hill round trip
  • Traditional Burmese lunch at local restaurant
  • All entrance fees
  • Water & cold towel

Yangon - Golden Rock by Day Return Trip

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • All drinks
  • Visa fees and/or visa authorization
  • Tips
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Any compulsory and peak season surcharge (New Year and Christmas)